Authorities in Pennsylvania have approved murder charges against two people accused of robbing, killing, and dismembering a 70-year-old man in February.
Body parts belonging to massage-therapist Peter Gerold were found in the back of a U-Haul truck while other remains were deep-fried and tossed in a dumpster.
Taray Herring, 47, was in the passenger seat of the truck carrying the body. He told detectives that he’d been caring for the decedent’s exotic animals and named his ex-girlfriend as the murderer.
Herring said Jeanette Pace and her new boyfriend Rafique McNichols, 42 and 39 years old, had broken into Gerold’s residence and stole $3,000 before killing the man.
In addition to murder, Herring and Pace are facing several other charges including burglary and abuse of a corpse.